April 29, 2015

 

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FSAstore.com is donating to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life!  The online medical supply store has dedicated 5% of every purchase over $50 to fund cancer research.  Relay For Life is one of the premier fundraising events for the American Cancer Society.  Every year, communities across the globe come together to “honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much.”  By donating part of their profits to Relay For Life, FSAstore.com is giving to an event that means so much to so many, and helping fund research towards preventing cancer.

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On FSAstore.com, use the promo code: HOPE1 and they will donate 5% of every purchase over $50.  On top of that, you will earn a $25 promo code (for a future purchase)!  Not to mention the normal 2.4% Donation to Your iGive Cause!  Through May 17th, FSAstore.com will be proudly supporting the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life.rfl-logo

April 29, 2015

Amy M. raised $356 for her cause, California Clean Money Campaign!2012-04-12-california-clean-money-campaign-disclose

California Clean Money Campaign is a non-profit committed to ensuring an accountable and transparent government, through building support for publicly funded election campaigns.  Private, big-money donations fuel campaigns across America, and skew the favor of politicians towards special interest groups that can fund them.  Clean Money campaigns have been successful in several other states already, notably Maine and Arizona.  The California Clean Money Campaign wants to see that same initiative enacted in California, and supports the CA DISCLOSE Act.  Their grassroots efforts to support publicly funded campaigns have paid off with steps towards greater transparency in California campaign financing – SB 844 (mandating online transparency of the top ten campaign funders for/against propositions) was signed into law in 2014.

To fund Amy’s personal shopping and donation success, iGive has partnered with SkincareByAlana.com to give her a super shopper prize of a June Jacobs At Home Spa Kit (worth $168).

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April 29, 2015

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Kastaway Kitties Cat Rescue exists to save the lives of unwanted or abandoned cats in and around McMinnville, Tn.  They love their cats, working everyday to make their lives better.  From taking in newlyborn kittens whose mom was killed by a dog, to reaching out and supporting other local shelters, Kastaway Kitties is truly dedicated to helping cats.  Along with providing medical treatment for sick or injured cats under their care, Kastaway Kitties spays and neuters many cats.

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7-10 day old kittens rescued by Kastaway Kitties

March 31, 2015

Valerie B. is this month’s Super Shopper!

Valerie shops via iGive to support Pickens Animal Rescue, Inc in Jasper, GA.  Pickens Animal Rescue is a Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to finding homes for stray and unwanted animals in Pickens County. They also support the community with a spay/neuter discount program.

Due to her outstanding efforts on behalf of her Cause, this month’s sponsor, Calendars.com, will be sending a gift pack valued at over $160, filled with calendars, games, puzzles & more!

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Since joining iGive in 1999, this cause has raised over $2,000 to help them further their mission.

March 31, 2015

The Stymie Canine Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit foundation that raises funds for families in need of financial support for the cost of cancer treatment for their pet. Cancer is the #1 disease killing pets over the age of 10 years old.

167387_191793164181777_1855782_nAimee wrote in to tell us: “We’ve been helping families with the cost of cancer treatment for their pets. In 3 years we have granted over $70,000 to families whose pets have cancer and cross translation research to help find cures for both human and pet cancers. We work hard to make sure every pet has a fighting chance and to give families that extra time with their loved ones.”

Who is Stymie?

Stymie was the founders’ boxer who was diagnosed at the age of 4 ½ with Lymphoma T-Cell Cancer. Stymie’s name comes from one of the kids on the show the Little Rascals. He passed at the early age of 5 but did a great fight for 7 months on chemotherapy.

 

March 31, 2015

BeGood provides eco friendly clothing at direct-to-consumer prices. Creating a premium product and minimizing our environmental impact needn’t be mutually exclusive.  BeGood pursues a planet-friendly production cycle from start to finish.

In addition to purchases benefiting your chosen iGive Cause, BeGood donates 12 gallons of clean drinking water to their partner non-profit, Evidence Action, for the sale of each item on their website.

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Their own stated Radical Belief: “Our ambitious mission is to be the first closed-loop retailer. It has gone mostly overlooked that big retail is the second most pollutive industry on earth. Today, we produce about 10% of the chemical and water waste of a conventional manufacturer.  By examining our supply chain from seed to stitch, we believe we can expose holes in the industry and work to fix them. Like you, we’re passionately curious.”

February 25, 2015

National parks are considered by many as one of the national treasures of the United States.  Every year they provide campgrounds, recreation areas, and swathes of protected forests and lakes and rivers for the multitudes of visitors hoping to escape into nature.  The national park system is operating on an ever-tightening budget, causing many roads to fall into disrepair, rangers to have to cover ground further and further away, and irreplaceable historical sites are receiving less maintenance every year.

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Enter Revisit Products: they are dedicated to giving as much as they can to the national parks with their “Quarter Back” program.  Revisit donates a full 25% of their profits to designated national parks, working with them to determine where their money could make the most impact.  At the moment, they’re working with four parks, on projects ranging from a youth core employment program in Glacier National Park to buying and maintaining bikes for the rangers in Independence Historical Park.

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February 25, 2015

The Children’s Orchestra Society is dedicated to enriching the lives of young musicians.  COS teaches “the language of music”, training its members in classical music and finding performance opportunities with both peers and professional musicians.  COS nurtures each individual child, developing ‘tailor-made’ parts so that children at different levels can participate together in the rewarding group experience of a full orchestra.

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COS makes a difference every day in the lives of children and teens, teaching them teamwork, life skills, and joy in music through learning and performing in orchestra and chamber-music settings.  As one former COS member said,

“COS was my very first orchestral experience, clearly one that has touched my life in immeasurable ways. I know that I would not be doing what I am doing now were it not for those incredible years of fun music-making.”


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February 25, 2015

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This month, Rodney B. is our super shopper extraordinaire! He raised $348 for his cause, Rock Run Animal Rescue.

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Rock Run Animal Rescue is a home-grown animal rescue in Pennsylvania, begun when the founder (Jo) realized they had already taken in over 25 animals in need, from cats to chickens to goats to horses.  Rock Run is both a rescue and a healing center – focusing on holistic healing for the animals under their care.  This involves a combination of alternative healing methods and traditional veterinary medicine.

For his efforts, Rodney will receive a $150 gift card from Amazon!

February 5, 2015

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Fairytale Brownies, bringing your favorite treats straight to your door, has collaborated with kabOOM to bring playtime straight to the door of children across America.  kabOOM has been working towards the goal of having a playground within walking distance of every child in America.  In the spirit of celebrating that time of play in a child’s life, Fairytale Brownies has donated over $100,000 to kabOOM in both money and brownies.  In 2011, Fairytale Brownies funded and built a 3,100 square-foot playground for homeless and transitional students at a school in Pheonix.

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They have also pledged to match any donations their customers make to kabOOM, up to $5000.  So if you want to support playgrounds across America, AND get brownies at the same time, Fairytale Brownies is the way to go.

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